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Dec 10, 2013 12:00pm PST
god bless the memory of nelson mandela. may god bless the people of south africa. >> reporter: president obama and former presidents carter, clinton and george w. bush led the american delegation. during his eulogy. president obama called mandela a giant of justice. comparing him to gandhi, lincoln and dr. king. >> he changed laws. but he also changed hearts. >> reporter: the president added mandela's work is not done. >> around the world today, men and women are still in prison for their political beliefs and are still persecuted for what they look like, and how they worship and who they love. that is happening today. >> reporter: before talking about mandela's legacy of reconciliation, he shook hands with cuban leader raul castro. south african oscar winner charlize theron and proctor bono -- rock star bono were among the ones in the crowd. they came to honor and remember and celebrate a man who united a nation and inspired generations, alphonso van marsh, johannesburg south africa. >> tributes are also planned here in the united states including one this week in washington,
Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm PST
applauded mandela for promoting human dignity and forging a new south africa. and at the white house, president obama spoke about the man who inspired his first steps into politics. >> like so many around the globe, i cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that nelson mandela set. >> reporter: the president said he will continue to live by mandela's example. he will join other world leaders in south africa on the state funeral sunday december 15. south africa has entered into 10 days of mourning. his body will be laid to rest at his ancestral home. live in washington, i'm tara mergener, back to you. >> and tara, we understand the funeral preparations are a huge undertaking. what can you tell us? >> reporter: in fact, these funeral preparations, michelle, have been compared to a world cup inauguration, a coronation, all together at the same time. so a very big deal. now, coming up, we have a national day of prayer and reflection. that comes up first on sunday. there's going to be memorial in johannesburg on tuesday. then mandela's body will lay in state before the
Dec 9, 2013 12:00pm PST
market. the dow is up about 20 points. >>> right now, president obama is en route to south africa, he will speak at tomorrow's memorial service for nelson mandela. joining him is former president george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter will also attend. these are live pictures from johannesburg. thousands of people have left remembrances. >>> alfonzo van marsh is in suetto, where close to a thousand people are expected at tomorrow's remembrance services. >> reporter: gathering in south africa, remembering the man who helped reshape their nation. the first official tribute to nelson mandela happened on tuesday. president and michelle obama boarded air force one this morning on the way to attend the service. former presidents bush, clinton, and carter will be there as well, under tight security. outside mandela's former home, crowds are pouring out their love. massive billboards are filling up with messages of gratitude for mandela, like this one in france. down here, emma says thank you for all you've done to change south africa and the rest of the world. american photographe
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